Last year we celebrated our tenth anniversary and today we are looking back with pride over the past decade. Every year, over 200 students from more than 40 different nations and cultural backgrounds come to Bremen to study at the IGC. In this respect, we see it as our responsibility to act as a role model to promote and to live the idea of a participative and socially responsible community, in which profit making is not a “stand-alone-objective”, but highly related to its compatibility of social values.
Qualitative development for a tomorrow
Economy for the common good - a model for the future
Within the IGC, every employee and every student is precious, unique, and not interchangeable. In this context, we implement aspects such as equality, respect, fairness and team spirit in all areas of our institution. Our goal is to promote the unique and individual abilities of each individual person.
Students: We set a high value in ethical customer relationship management. It is of utmost importance for us, that our students find a new place of living, as well as acceptance in Bremen. Therefore, our international student assistance (ISA) provides the students with ample advice and services in order to help them meet their needs. Students with problems or questions can count on the help of our staff at any time. Within our Career Development Center, there are regular information sessions and individual consultations in order to help our students find a job within Germany or abroad.
Employees: In all sectors, we want to ensure equality, training and further education for all employees. Our staff has the opportunity to work in various working time models, we offer an integrated health management, a gender equality, as well as women's and disability representatives. Moreover, we are officially certified as a "Family Friendly University”.
Social aspects play an important role for us. We follow the approach of lifelong learning, and therefore we try to enable people from all ages and different walks of life, as well as both financially stable and unstable people, to engage in further studies. We treat customers equally and with respect. We try to approach the needs of our students and to support them within their individual demands. Low-income customers are financially supported by interest-free loans and have the ability to pay off the tuition fees in monthly, quarterly or half-yearly installments. To enable all people to study, we offer flexible, individual study modules, and part-time courses.
Democratic participation and transparency
Our goal is to sensitize our students, colleagues, suppliers and sponsors in the topics of sustainability, save on resources and social responsibility and to link these aspects in a common social action.“